Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bylaw proposal on term limits

2015-06-23 Thread rupert THURNER
Hi, while all this sounds not bad I am wondering what the reasoning behind
the extention of the time serving would be, as well if one wants to limit
the number of terms what good a waiting time would do to break this limit
again.

Rupert
 On Jun 23, 2015 2:51 AM, Samuel Klein s...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Thank you, Stephen.

 Some context: the Board recently discussed ways to update its composition
 and selection processes.  In March, there was a Meta discussion about this:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Thinking_about_the_WMF_Board_composition

 Topics discussed and agreed upon by the board in recent months:
 * Changing term lengths to 3 years
 * Setting a term limit of 6 consecutive years

 Topics still under consideration:
 * Changing board size to 9 or 11 members
 * Selection processes: including the process for appointments  a standing
 election committee

 Many of these will involve a change to the Bylaws, such as the one below.

 Sam

 On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:03 PM, Stephen LaPorte slapo...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:

  Hi all,
 
  The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is considering an amendment to
  the Bylaws to add term limits and adjust the term lengths. You can see
 the
  proposed change here:
 
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/June_2015_-_Term_Limits
 
  Please share your comments on the talk page. The proposal will be
 available
  for two weeks before the Board votes on the amendment.
 
  Best,
  Stephen
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bylaw proposal on term limits

2015-06-23 Thread Sam Klein
On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:06 AM, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Hi, while all this sounds not bad I am wondering what the reasoning behind
 the extention of the time serving would be, as well if one wants to limit
 the number of terms what good a waiting time would do to break this limit
 again.

 Rupert


Let's keep all discussion on the talk page.   I posted your comment there.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/June_2015_-_Term_Limits
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[Wikimedia-l] Bylaw proposal on term limits

2015-06-22 Thread Stephen LaPorte
Hi all,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is considering an amendment to
the Bylaws to add term limits and adjust the term lengths. You can see the
proposed change here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/June_2015_-_Term_Limits

Please share your comments on the talk page. The proposal will be available
for two weeks before the Board votes on the amendment.

Best,
Stephen

-- 
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Legal Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation

*NOTICE: As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation, for legal and ethical
reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, community
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Bylaw proposal on term limits

2015-06-22 Thread Samuel Klein
Thank you, Stephen.

Some context: the Board recently discussed ways to update its composition
and selection processes.  In March, there was a Meta discussion about this:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Thinking_about_the_WMF_Board_composition

Topics discussed and agreed upon by the board in recent months:
* Changing term lengths to 3 years
* Setting a term limit of 6 consecutive years

Topics still under consideration:
* Changing board size to 9 or 11 members
* Selection processes: including the process for appointments  a standing
election committee

Many of these will involve a change to the Bylaws, such as the one below.

Sam

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:03 PM, Stephen LaPorte slapo...@wikimedia.org
wrote:

 Hi all,

 The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is considering an amendment to
 the Bylaws to add term limits and adjust the term lengths. You can see the
 proposed change here:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_bylaws/June_2015_-_Term_Limits

 Please share your comments on the talk page. The proposal will be available
 for two weeks before the Board votes on the amendment.

 Best,
 Stephen

 --
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 Legal Counsel
 Wikimedia Foundation

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